Est. 1941. Spice Islands travels to Asia for premium Star Anise. Star Anise's Assertive licorice-like flavor is essential in many Chinese and Vietnamese dishes. Use in pho, a traditional Vietnamese soup, and in long simmering dishes. Use in whole form to infuse flavor in creams or liquids (and then remove), or crushed fine in desserts. Essential ingredient in mulled wines or ciders. www.spiceislands.com.